Ron J Cochrane

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Rugby playing styles that suit us or suit the professionals?

By: Dan Ritchie, 2 August 2016<p>All coaches commit themselves to professional development of some description as often as they can. Some coaches will …

Sports Coaching

Ready To End Silos, Sabotage And System Dysfunction In Your Organization?

Got silos?<p>How about sabotage?<p>System dysfunctions like these are generally symptoms of low cultural alignment.<p>The two founders of Company Z were at war. The CEO was aggressive, the CTO often sabotaged the CEO, and the company was divided into two camps. In addition to their personal strife, there …

Are leaders born or made?

The perennial question when it comes to leadership.<p>We all display leadership from time-to-time. Whenever we seek to influence another person, or …

Are Leaders Born or Made - 2017

10 Ways to Make the Best of Dumb Mistakes

<i>The Leadership Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

Malcolm Gladwell on Why We Shouldn’t Value Speed Over Power | Heleo

“Let’s create a safe space for the neurotic tortoise as opposed to penalizing him at the point of entry.”<p><b>Malcolm Gladwell</b>, known for his deep …

Self-improvement

Do we need a coaching re-think?

Coaching?<p>We make a lot of assumptions in coaching and this blog post is going to do exactly that! I just wanted to make you aware that I’m going to …

Learning

Hand and Eye Dominance in Sport: Are Cricket Batters Taught to Bat Back-to-Front?

Key Points<p>1 Background<p>Our hand dominance shapes the way we perform bimanual tasks. This is particularly the case when we use a tool (such as an axe …

The Benefits of Free Play May Not Be What You Think

<i>The importance of play to children’s learning, development and physical activity levels is regularly cited as a reason to provide more opportunities</i> …

New research reveals a personality trait that can make you a better decision-maker

In the political one, it's the difference between war and peace, prosperity and want. In the business world, it's what separates seven-figure paydays from bankruptcy filings.<p>In short, making good choices is pretty close to the most important life skill you'll ever master. How do you get better at …

Duke University

5 Questions Leaders Should Be Asking All the Time

The best teachers all have at least one thing in common: they ask great questions. They ask questions that force students to move beyond simple answers, that test their reasoning, that spark curiosity, and that generate new insights. They ask questions that inspire students to think, and to think …

Management

Former ARU boss John O'Neill reveals he could see 'Armageddon' coming but board did nothing about it

O'Neill rarely weighs into rugby matters publicly but has as much skin in the game as anyone. He was chief executive from 1995 to 2004, including …

Young @sambillings and his faithful dog Chumley

Joe Root in defensive mode .. The Early Years

Why all schools must teach there is more to life than exam results, by SIR ANTHONY SELDON

Francis was not happy at school. He was small, had a stammer and his ears stuck out. He became listless and was bullied, sometimes even by staff.<p>He …

Teach the textbook technique or encourage multiple solutions? | Skill Acq Science

A popular conversation in sport is whether a coach should teach the “textbook” technique or whether the coach should allow the performer to discover …

Replication

Laconic Coaching | Elite athlete training environment

ALTIS performance director – Stuart McMillan takes the helm this week, with a look into what ancient history can teach the coaches of today.<p>“He who …

Ancient History

Stretching Is Overrated

The pre-exercise ritual can weaken muscles, hurt athletic performance, and even lead to injury.<p>Runners do it before a race. Swimmers do it before hopping in the pool. Your average gym rat does it before starting to pump iron. Most coaches, gym teachers, and personal trainers preach that stretching …

Fixed vs. Growth: The Two Basic Mindsets That Shape Our Lives

<i>“If you imagine less, less will be what you undoubtedly deserve,”</i> Debbie Millman counseled in one of the best commencement speeches ever given, urging: <i>“Do what you love, and don’t stop until you get what you love. Work as hard as you can, imagine immensities…”</i> Far from Pollyanna platitude, this …

If You and Your Employees Aren't Super Learners, You'll Eventually Be Replaced With A.I.

According to Gallup, most millennials believe they have little or no growth opportunities in their organizations.<p>As I finish up my PhD in Organizational Psychology, I've come to realize the importance of absorbing the <i>right</i> information and acquiring knowledge. It's essential for remaining …

4 Things You Need To Know To Build A High Performing Team

These four conditions to success provide teams the tools they need to be productive and efficient.<p>Everyone wants a team that gets results, but the process is often easier said than done. Many organizations are on the constant lookout for the secret sauce of putting together the perfect team, but …

9 Tips Guaranteed to Build a Winning Team

Take a hands-on approach without being overbearing; give clear instructions but allow your team the freedom to improvise.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There is no such thing as a perfect employee, a perfect team, a perfect manager or a perfect partner, but there are a …

Personality

If You Need a Mentor, This Is the Type of Person You Should Look For

If you really want to feel understood, spill your guts to someone with a few gray hairs--but not too many.<p>Life doesn't have a roadmap, but we're all stuck in the proverbial van on the highway, even so. And whether you're questioning your relationships or just trying to figure out how to climb one …

7 Skills That Will Take Your Leadership From Good to Great

No matter what kind of company you lead, there are some skills every leader needs to succeed.<p>Leadership is always a work in progress, as bosses learn from both their successes and their failures, and use the lessons they learn to modify their approach. Consultants Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman …

6 Toxic Work Habits That Will Kill Your Office Culture

If these examples are running rampant in your company, it may be time to update your resume.<p>There comes a time when we all need to evaluate our work environment and the people we work with to determine if it's hurting our career path, or much worse, our health and well-being.<p>While job safety is …

How Carli Lloyd Became A Soccer Star 'When Nobody Was Watching'

Carli Lloyd doesn't "do fake."<p>"I'm loyal, I'm real, I'm not afraid to say what I'm thinking," she tells NPR's David Greene.<p>In her new memoir, <i>When Nobody Was Watching,</i> Lloyd describes the journey that led her to become one of the world's best soccer players.<p>Her victories have been hard-fought — …

Your Brain Is Built to Make You Good at Gossip

Gossip gets a little bit of a bad rap. Sure, it’s not nice to talk about people behind their backs, and maybe there are more productive ways to pass …

The Brain

Dance Lessons Could Keep You Two Steps Ahead of Memory Loss, Study Suggests

Tango, anyone?<p>Kicking up your heels in a dance class may actually be good for your brain’s memory function, according to a newly published study.<p>Dance <i>lessons</i>, in particular — perhaps because they incorporate exercise, social interaction and learning — have a positive effect on a brain region called …

The strange science of odour memory

Smell is a powerful sense. It can improve alertness, reduce anxiety and influence self-confidence. Certain odours can even prime people to have safe …